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CAT AND BIRD WATERCOLOR
This is a nice small folk art watercolor on paper drawing of a pair of doves tending their nest and hatchlings while being threatened by what we believe is a cat. This folky drawing is neither signed nor dated but is housed in an early frame. This piece originated in New England and dates to about 1850. Frame: 10 3/8" x 9 1/8". Sight: 8 1/4" x 7".
THE PENNSYLVANIA BARNYARD
"The Pennsylvania Barnyard" oil on card board by Laura Craven Lewis (1874-1951) Born in Philadelphia, PA, died in Portland, PA. Noted for portraits and landscapes. Worked in PA and ME. Listed in Fieldings, Mallett and Who's. Pupil of Daingerfield, W. L. Lathrup and Chase. This rural farm scene has been in our collection for the past 18 years and was purchased from a northeast collection that was dispersed in Florida. We believe this scene was painted in PA and date it to about 1930-1940. Frame: 20" x 16". Sight: 15 3/8" x 11 1/2".
STILL LIFE WITH FRUIT
Still Life of Fruit on a bed of leaves by Ronald Lahey. This oil on canvas is mounted on a stretcher supplied by Frost and Adams Company of Boston, Mass. The painting is housed in a birds eye maple frame. The painting retains strong, contrasting colors and is in very good condition with no repairs or inpainting. It does appear to have been cleaned at some point. This work was found in Mass. and dates to approximately 1900. Frame: 18 5/8" x 14 5/8". Site: 15 5/8" x 11 3/4"
CUPID & PSICHE
Hand colored lithograph of "Cupid & Psiche" engraved by Chereau Lejeune after a painting by L. Cheron. Printed and sold by John Tinney, London. This is a beautiful romantic lithograph based on ancient mythology. c. 1750. Frame: 20" x 17 7/8", Sight 16 1/4" x 13 1/4".
H. W. ALLEN WATERCOLOR
Beautiful well preserved water color on paper signed and dated H. W. Allen, 1914. This drawing depicts a black bear and a bald eagle in a rugged mountain terrain with a setting sun as a backdrop. This scene probably reflects the artist's sense of a disappearing wilderness and the encroaching civilization in Maine. The drawing which remains in its original frame with the original back paper was found in Maine. Frame: 15 1/4" x 19 3/4", Sight: 13 1/2" x 18 1/2".
Pen and ink calligraphy with dove and quill in lemon gold frame. Signed "A. G. Colegrove, Class of '76, High School". This pieces offers relationship advice to a young lady. It is one of several calligraphies that we found in a major Maine collection of works on paper. Frame: 11 3/4" x 9 3/4". Sight: 9 5/8" x 7 1/2"/
En grisaille drawing or theorem on paper in a very nice lemon gold frame. The subject matter is a bunch of grapes on grape leaves with a nicely detailed butterfly on the stem. Indistinctly signed. Dated Jan. 1, '76 on the lower left. History of ownership in Jacksonville, Illinois by Edward McDonald, Esq. Frame: 9 1/2" x 11 1/2". Sight: 7 1/2" x 9 1/2".
Gallup's Mill oil on artist board painted by Embert Jones in 1926. The location is identified in contemperaneous script on the back of the frame. Our research seems to indicate that Gallup's Mill is located in Connecticut as evidenced by a photograph of this scene of the mill dam with the bridge crossing overhead. 8 1/4" x 11 1/4" frame.
SET OF CALLIGRAPHY
Two similar calligraphy drawings in a lemon gold frame. The piece on the left is signed "J. B. Seabey, Rochester, Aug. 21, 1835 and is topped by a putti. The piece on the right is topped by the angle Gabriel and is signed "Ebenezer Jennss". This framed set of calligraphy was found in Maine and both date to the 1830's.
FOLK ART PAINTING ON WOOD PANEL
This fabulous folk art painting is gorgeous in it's simplicity. The winter farm scene is sprinkled with marble flakes to mimic actual snow. The muted colors are actually quite vivid against the white snow. The unknown artist inserted two blue birds apparently looking forward to the upcoming change of seasons. This oil painting is on a thick poplar panel with a chamfered gold painted edge. We believe this piece, which was found in Indiana, dates to 1900. 20" x 9 3/4".
Multicolor calligraphic fraktur probably celebrating the marriage of Jacob and Nancy Keen in Bercks County (PA) on September 26, 1835. This piece is in an age appropriate mahogany veneer frame. There is light water staining in the upper right hand corner but otherwise this piece is in very good condition with bright colors and no damage. Site: 7" wide x 7 7/8" long. Frame: 9 7/8" x 10 3/4".
MARY BRADFORD PIERCE
Hand colored, painted photograph of the Mary Bradford Pierce probably immediately after launching. This four masted sailing vessel was built in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and was launched in 1919. The unique piece of maritime art was done by Carroll Dinsmore of Newcastle, Maine and is presented in its original mat and frame. c. 1950-1960. 21" x 16 5/8" frame size.
TUMBLED BASKET OF STRAWBERRIES
Tumbled basket of strawberries, oil on academy board, signed and dated "C. L. Obertt, 1909". Site-18" x 11 3/4". Frame- 21 1/4" x 14 3/4".
Long's Peak Colorado
This is a very good quality oil on artist board western landscape painting. Unfortunately at some point and for some reason in this painting's history, someone decided to trim this painting and enticingly left only the last 3 letters of the artist's signature. This artist's name ends in "ton" and the approximate date of the painting is 1900-1920. Frame- 19 3/8" x 15 3/8". Sight- 15 1/2" x 11 1/2".
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